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July 27, 1890: Vincent van Gogh shoots himself.

He died two days later, at age thirty-seven. In late 1888, Van Gogh, desperate and growing increasingly unstable, had confronted his friend Paul Gauguin with a knife, before using it to cut off part of his own ear. He was taken to a hospital, where he remained in a delirious state (the locals called him “the redheaded madman”) before committing himself to an asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-ProvenceHere, the artist painted one of his most beloved works - The Starry Night. And ironically, it was while Van Gogh was in an asylum that interest in his work actually began to build, drawing attention from men like Monet and Pissaro. He left  Saint-Rémy in May 1890 to stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he spent the last days of his life.

On July 27, 1890, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver, though the initial impact did not kill him; in fact, he walked all the way back to the house where he had been staying before an infection began to take effect. His brother Theo, one of the few people with whom Van Gogh remained in close correspondence with all his life, visited him before his death. His last words were, according to Theo:

The sadness will last forever.

In his entire lifetime, Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting (Red Vineyard at Arles).

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Detail of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

Detail of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

(Source: wasbella102, via katelouisepowell)

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Art I like - The Stigmatisation of Saint Francis by Sassetta (Stefano di Giovanni)
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Art I like - The Stigmatisation of Saint Francis by Sassetta (Stefano di Giovanni)

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Art I like - Sandro Botticelli - Venus and Mars
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Art I like - Sandro Botticelli - Venus and Mars

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fleck-tesseract:

I’m giving away a load of prints! This limited edition screenprint was done by hand on 50x 70cm heavy Fabriano Rosaspina Cotton Paper, is signed and numbered out of just 59, and will be yours if you spend over £50 in my print sale. If you don’t have much to spend there’s also a free digital print with every order under £50!
I’ll send one of these prints as a gift to one lucky reblogger too! You have until the end of Wednesday!

fleck-tesseract:

I’m giving away a load of prints! This limited edition screenprint was done by hand on 50x 70cm heavy Fabriano Rosaspina Cotton Paper, is signed and numbered out of just 59, and will be yours if you spend over £50 in my print sale. If you don’t have much to spend there’s also a free digital print with every order under £50!

I’ll send one of these prints as a gift to one lucky reblogger too! You have until the end of Wednesday!